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Visa Information

Visa Requirements for Lebanon:

All foreigners must present a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival. Visa preparations can be done in advance at the Lebanese embassies and consulates all over the world.

Visa categories

1- Countries of which the citizens do not need an entry visa: 

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Jordan
  • Oman
  • Qatar 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • United Arab Emirates
   

 2- Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival, free for the first month: 

a. Extendable by up to 1 month:  

  • Turkey

b. Extendable by up to 2 months:

  • All EU/EEA member states
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan 
  • Venezuela 
       

c. Extendable by up to 3 months: 

  • Brazil

 3- Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival, upon completion of the conditions below:

  • Algeria
  • Comoros
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia 
  • Yemen

Conditions

  • A non-refundable round-trip ticket.
  • Hotel booking or both a telephone number and address in the Republic of Lebanon.
  • At least $2,000 in cash or certified check for the same amount from a known bank.
  • Payment of visa fees.
  • A valid passport and a copy of it.

Note:  It is recommended to apply for the visa from the Lebanon Embassy in your country, to avoid any delay.

 4- For Palestinian participants, please contact Sanabel for additional requirements on conference2017@sanabelnetwork.org

 5- All other citizens not listed or not falling into the categories above must apply for a visa at an embassy or a general consulate of the Republic of Lebanon.

6- Citizens of the following countries are required to obtain a prior approval from the General Directorate of General Security in addition to acquiring a visa:

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia 
  • Zimbabwe 
       

Important Notes

  • Entry will be refused in the case of presence of an Israeli visa or stamps on the passport or travel document.
  • The Embassy or Consulate reserves its right to accept or reject any request for a visa.
  • It is preferable to apply for the Lebanese visa from your country before you travel, to avoid any consequences or delays.
  • Please note that the security clearance is requested in some countries to travel to Lebanon.

For more information, please visit the embassy of Lebanon’s website: http://www.lebanon.org.sa/ 

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